Carol Fergusons Report

Ahoy sailors – how are you – can you believe tomorrow is 1st March and only two RNYC to sail.  This season has flown we seems to have been busy nearly every week and have been very lucky with our weather on a RNYC evening allowing us to run 10 out of the 12 races so far.

I was also up at Midmar for the 9 hour regatta – sunshine and strong winds prevailed with some hair raising tacks and manuvers being carried out.  A big thank you to Coert for being our skipper.

Sunday saw me heading down early to RNYC – to assist with the offshore race of the day.  The Commodore’s Cup – which our Commodore won.  Seven boats entered and spent an enjoyable day on the water.

Last week we had really good wind and no rain and 17 boats took to the water. As it was another SSW course – everybody got it right and finished correctly – unfortunately Andy on Vent du Cap had gone inside a buoy on the course instead of passing on the deep-water side of the sandbank.  Thank you for being honest Andy – this changed his result from being first in his division to Retired.

Saturday Jennifer, Speedy and I were on duty  for some pacer/dinghy sailing –  the Darts and Richard on his Halcat had great racing, as did the four pacers but the strength of the  wind ended up putting a stop to the sailing, for safety sake, as it increased from 3pm instead of the expected 5pm – so lots of blisters and weary bones chatting over a cold pint round the bar.

Sunday dawned cloudy and winding – but the rain stayed off:  RNYC hosted the CANSA shave a thon – and by 10am we had our first customers – we moved everything into the Foredeck out of the wind and were really well supported with Rob M Baillie encouraging everyone to shave or spray –  we had a great team of hard working ladies – thank you everyone – R6050 was raised which will boost our CANSA fun’d evenings very nicely – at this stage I think it safe to say we have overtaken last year’s figure raised –  remember you have till the 22nd March to donate.


Yours in sailing

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